01 Feb 13. A little late this morning as we were out to the wee hours of the morning attending a presentation by Ken Sklute, a professional photographer from Tempe, AZ who, as it turned out, had just returned on Wed from shooting the Aurora in Iceland. He had some absolutely amazing photographs to show from the trip, all unedited, as he said, as he hadn't yet had time to do anything with them, nor rehearse his presentation because of the time limitations, i.e., one day. It was a very good talk by an excellent teacher who is truly in love with what he does. After showing us perhaps 30+ Aurora images he shared his work on ice caves, volcanoes, puddles of ice, and lastly the Amish. All his material was in color, until he presented his Amish stuff, all in B&W, some of it in IR. It was easy to see why he has been photographer of the year for 25 of the last 32 years. I was a bit surprised to see that he plays with ice puddles, as I like to do the same thing. He even commented on how breaking up a puddle is ruining someone else's photo (the dogs should have been in attendance) . Since Ken shared several ice puddles with us, I figured I'd share one more, but a bit different from the previous of a couple weeks back. This time I've stressed the structure of the ice and in the process emphasized what I think looks like the Paleolithic paintings by early man of roughly 30,000 years ago, such as found in the Chauvet Cave. My "find" isn't quite so elaborate, but you get the idea. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/320 sec @ f / 8.